Don Julio Anejo 100% Agave Tequila (750ml)
At the age of 17, Don Julio Gonzalez opened his first tequila distillery in 1942 in Atotonilco el Alto in Jalisco. His name has been synonymous with luxury tequila ever since. The distillery hand selects every one of its blue agaves at the peak of their sweetness and ripeness—waiting up to 12 years before harvesting. Rich clay soils and larger planting spaces help to ensure maximum nutrition and sunlight, resulting a sweeter Agave for premium tequila production. The Agaves are then slowly cooked in masonry ovens at Don Julio's 'La Primavera' Distillery, where the juice that is obtained is subsequently double distilled.
Other reviews... Aged for eighteen months in oak, the Anejo yields initial aromas of dill, brine and bitter green vegetables but the bouquet becomes muted with aeration. The palate entry is a tad sharp and acidic, but that smoothes out at midpalate as tastes of honey, saltwater taffy and pickles take charge. Ends spirited and pungent. 38% Alc./Vol. 85-89 points - wineenthusiast.com